Paul Gascoigne, 53, helps to build a fire while wearing an arm brace on Italian I’m A Celebrity

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He returned to the show on Sunday after returning to Italy’s version of I’m A Celebrity after he dislocated his shoulder. 

And Paul Gascoigne was seen helping out as much as he could despite his injury by helping to build a fire so he and his campmates could cook on the beach on Wednesday, they’re staying on an island near Honduras while filming.

The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game on the reality show and looked thrilled to be back in the forest to continue filming the series. 

Helpful: Paul Gascoigne, 53, helped to build a fire while wearing an arm brace while filming on Wednesday following his return to Italian I'm A Celebrity after dislocating his shoulder

Helpful: Paul Gascoigne, 53, helped to build a fire while wearing an arm brace while filming on Wednesday following his return to Italian I’m A Celebrity after dislocating his shoulder

Paul and his fellow campmates were seen gathering driftwood and tree branches that had fallen down in the forest.

He appeared to be in high spirits as he spoke animatedly with his fellow co-stars and was seen discussing cooking fish by the campfire with Beppe Braida.

Making sure to continue his recovery Paul spent most of the day with his sling in place, which was wrapped around his neck and over his torso.

Given the hot weather they were experiencing, Paul wore a pair of two-tone beach shorts that he later tucked in to cool himself down. 

Ouch: The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game on the reality show

Ouch: The football legend, 53, had to spend a week in hospital after sustaining a shoulder injury during an endurance game on the reality show

Injury: Making sure to continue his recovery Paul spent most of the day with his sling in place, which was wrapped around his neck and over his torso

Delighted: Paul appeared to be in good spirits while eating a coconut

Injury: Making sure to continue his recovery Paul spent most of the day with his sling in place, which was wrapped around his neck and over his torso

Next task: Paul and his fellow campmates were seen gathering driftwood and tree branches that had fallen down in the forest (pictured with Francesca Lodo and Angela Melillo)

Next task: Paul and his fellow campmates were seen gathering driftwood and tree branches that had fallen down in the forest (pictured with Francesca Lodo and Angela Melillo)

Gazza couldn’t contain his emotion as he burst into tears upon his return on Thursday’s episode and said that he missed the other contestants ‘more than anything else in the world.’ 

Doctors have instructed him to follow specific rules in order to support his recovery. 

Honouring his comeback, the contestants congregated at the main camping area on Day 19 of the show to chat with the football ace. 

The sports icon, who famously cried after England lost to West Germany during the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Turin, was seen adjusting his arm brace on the island.    

Beaming: Gazza smiled brightly while spending time at the camp following his injury

Beaming: Gazza smiled brightly while spending time at the camp following his injury

Chatty: Paul was seen talking with actress Angela while she pulled up some tree branches for them to use

Easy does it: Angela was seen slowly pulling the tree brances

Chatty: Paul was seen talking with actress Angela while she pulled up some tree branches for them to use

Yum! Paul was seen carrying coconuts which he and his campmates were sure to enjoy

Yum! Paul was seen carrying coconuts which he and his campmates were sure to enjoy

Group: Paul was seen with his campmates Gilles Rocca, Valentina Persia, Roberto Ciufoli, Brando Giorgi, and two others on the beach

Group: Paul was seen with his campmates Gilles Rocca, Valentina Persia, Roberto Ciufoli, Brando Giorgi, and two others on the beach

Prior to his reentry earlier this week, Paul revealed he would be willing to return to the programme despite his accident. 

The former Lazio star said he’s ‘quite good’ and added that his shoulder is ‘so, so’ as the show’s presenter Ilary Blasi asked for updates on his health condition.

During another episode last week, Paul could be seen gripping his arm in pain after completing an assault course with his fellow islanders.

He appeared in good spirits later on as he joked that the doctors spoke better English than the show’s host, Ilary.

Enjoying himself: Despite his injury, Paul seemed to be in good spirits as he spent time with his campmates and enjoyed some food

Food: Paul was seen chewing on a coconut

Enjoying himself: Despite his injury, Paul seemed to be in good spirits as he spent time with his campmates and enjoyed some food

Getting into it: Paul used a knife to cut chunks of the coconut before eating it

Getting into it: Paul used a knife to cut chunks of the coconut before eating it

Sun-soaked: Given the hot weather they were experiencing, Paul wore a pair of two-tone beach shorts that he later tucked in to cool himself down

Change: Paul opted to take his arm sling off later in the day

Sun-soaked: Given the hot weather they were experiencing, Paul wore a pair of two-tone beach shorts that he later tucked in to cool himself down

Talkative: Paul chatted away with campmate Simone Paciello during the day

Talkative: Paul chatted away with campmate Simone Paciello during the day

Paul also said he will go clubbing with footballer and Ilary’s husband, Francesco Totti, once the show is over.

Viewers subsequently took to Twitter to show their support and appreciation to the English contestant. 

One person said: ‘Give us Paul Gascoigne back.’ 

While another wrote: ‘Gascoigne is the number 1, he makes me laugh so much with his random names and crazy stories. I love him.’ A third wrote: ‘Paul Gascoigne is my winner.’

Getting to know everyone: Paul was seen chatting to a number of his campmates, including Isolde Kostner and Beatrice Marchetti

Getting to know everyone: Paul was seen chatting to a number of his campmates, including Isolde Kostner and Beatrice Marchetti

Time to relax: Paul was seem taking his air mattress to the beach to soak up the sun

Comfy: The plush mattress was sure to make a great sun lounger

Time to relax: Paul was seem taking his air mattress to the beach to soak up the sun

Sweet: Gazza couldn't contain his emotion as he burst into tears upon his return on Thursday's episode and said that he missed the other contestants 'more than anything else in the world'

Sweet: Gazza couldn’t contain his emotion as he burst into tears upon his return on Thursday’s episode and said that he missed the other contestants ‘more than anything else in the world’

A different viewer read: ‘Anyway, Gascoigne and Totti would score a lot together! Beware Ilary!!’

Another penned: ‘Paul Gascoigne, let’s be best friends’, while one other added: ‘I watching Isola [I’m A Celeb] just for Paul Gascoigne.’

According to The Sun, producers of the series met recently to discuss whether Paul was fit enough to continue on with the show.

He was flown to hospital for emergency check-ups after sustaining his injury, forcing him to temporarily pull out of filming.

Overwhelmed: The sports icon famously cried after England lost to West Germany during the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Turin (pictured)

Overwhelmed: The sports icon famously cried after England lost to West Germany during the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Turin (pictured)

A friend of Paul’s told the publication: ‘He’s dislocated his shoulder. It’s such a shame as he was doing so well.

‘He’s resting while the medical team check him out. The producers are very concerned. He may be pulled out. There are insurance issues as well for them to consider.’

MailOnline contacted a representative for Paul for comment at the time, but they are yet to respond.     

Advice: Doctors have instructed Gazza to follow specific rules in order to support his recovery

Advice: Doctors have instructed Gazza to follow specific rules in order to support his recovery

Keeping positive: Prior to his reentry earlier this week, Paul revealed he would be willing to return to the programme despite his accident

Keeping positive: Prior to his reentry earlier this week, Paul revealed he would be willing to return to the programme despite his accident

Time out: Gazza was flown to hospital for emergency check-ups after sustaining his injury, forcing him to temporarily pull out of filming

Time out: Gazza was flown to hospital for emergency check-ups after sustaining his injury, forcing him to temporarily pull out of filming

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